Stacey Chillemi

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An Easy Gratitude Practice

Do you have a gratitude practice? People who practice gratitude experience fewer aches and pains and they report feeling healthier than other people, according to an analysis published in Personality and Individual Differences. I'm one of those people who's always liked the idea of having a gratitude practice.  You know, a time each day when you pause to consider things for which you are most grateful. I would typically set aside a few moments before I fell asleep to acknowledge something from my day that really stood out. Getting Stuck and Unstuck At first, it was easy to think of things, but then, after running through of all of the "usual suspects", I would get stuck. How could I make this a practice that was continuously authentic and meaningful and not just...

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Why I Do What I Do – How I Found My Purpose In Life

Published in Arianna Huffington's Website Thrive Global Life was grand as a toddler, going on weekend trips with my parents, playing with my friends and listening to grandma as she shared one inspiring story after another about the good old days.  What more could a child ask for than the love and comfort of her family? Surprising life quickly took a turn for the worst and that pathway I was destined to journey became rocky as traumatic obstacles crossed my life path and took me on a different journey. A journey, one no child should have to experience. The Beginning At the age of five, I had contracted a sore throat and an ear infection. My mother had brought me to the doctor’s office that evening and the pediatrician...

How I Got My Seizure Under Control

How I Got My Epilepsy Under Control

[embed]https://youtu.be/8FKH66fygkk[/embed] What Is the Difference Between Epilepsy & Seizures Epilepsy is a disorder characterized by recurring seizures (also known as “seizure disorder”) A seizure is a brief, temporary disturbance in the electrical activity of the brain Who Has Epilepsy? About 2.3 million Americans have epilepsy Roughly 181,000 new cases of seizures and epilepsy occur each year 50% of people with epilepsy develop seizures by the age of 25; however, anyone can get epilepsy at any time Now there are as many people with epilepsy who are 60 or older as children aged 10 or younger Groups at Increased Risk for Epilepsy About 1% of the general population develops epilepsy The risk is higher in people with certain medical conditions: Traumatic Brain Injury Stroke Alzheimer’s disease Autism Brain Tumors or blood vessel abnormalities What...

Quick Tips for Epilepsy, Menstruation, and Ovulation

Living with Epilepsy: Quick Tips for Epilepsy, Menstruation, and Ovulation

PUBLISHED IN THE HUFFINGTON POST I had my first seizure—a grand mal—when I was five years old. When my parents found me, my lips were blue, my eyes were rolled back, and my entire body was shaking. I was diagnosed with encephalitis. The virus had traveled to my brain, causing me to go into a four-day coma. The doctors thought that when I came out of the coma I would probably have some degree of brain damage. My parents sat by my bedside and prayed. On the fourth day, my father looked up to find my eyes wide open. The first thing out of my mouth was “Can I have McDonald's fries?” I sustained no brain damage, but the encephalitis left scar tissue in my brain, resulting...

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